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The South's first surf and adventure park is coming to Bournemouth

Plans have been revealed to potential investors of a £35+ million development due to arrive in Bournemouth in late 2022.

'The Lagoon' is a man-made surf park with a highly engineered and hi-tech wave machine capable of making over 2,400 ocean-like waves per hour.

The entire development looks to attract over 500.000 visitors annually and aspires to become a centre of sporting excellence fit for Olympians, according to The Lagoon.

The site will be based on a beach shack style with ocean inspired decor.

With a grass roof for the main building, solar panels, and rainwater harvesters the site is planned to be energy-neutral for an environmentally-friendly solution.

The people behind the project are Matt Radford, the Founder and MD, who teamed up with Director Martin Spooner to create the company.

The pair have also employed a team of local consultants with combined experience managing sites such as Legoland, Longleat, and Merlin Entertainments.

Matt said: "We have just hosted our first private pitch event to attract seed capital, and update interested parties, which turned out to be an incredible night for The Lagoon.

"We are seeking additional founder investors who would like to join us on the journey and a cornerstone investor at this exciting early development stage.

"Ideally a local entrepreneur from the sports, leisure or hospitality industries."

The Lagoon will be an all-year round indoor and outdoor attraction.

It will offer a range of indoor activities from rock climbing to abseiling as well as five different wave areas to cater for everyone from absolute beginners to pros all at the same time.

The site will also offer a tranquil environment with an offering of mixed accommodation styles from a contemporary 145-bedroom hotel to tree houses, woodland lodges, glamping pods, and 'hobbit' huts.

The eco-conscious development hopes to bring a significant number of tourists to the area, create considerable employment and will also supply an all-weather destination for the local community, holidaymakers and tourists alike.

The company say the plan going forward hopes to see the site acquisitioned by early 2019, with post-planning construction to start late 2019.

The site will then be commissioned in Spring 2022 ready for that summer.

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